How Piers Morgan Reacted After Ronaldo Scored His First Freekick in Almost 3 Years

How Piers Morgan Reacted After Ronaldo Scored His First Freekick in Almost 3 Years

  • Cristiano Ronaldo scored a long-range free-kick as Al-Nassr came from behind to beat Abha 2-1
  • The freekick doubled as Ronaldo's first-ever goal at home for his new club
  • Most importantly, the win moves Ronaldo's Al-Nassr to within a point of league-leaders Al Ittihad

Renowned British broadcaster Piers Morgan is in seventh heaven after Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first freekick in almost three years.

The veteran forward had been profligate with set-pieces, failing to score from a direct freekick since July 2020.

Piers Morgan, Al-Nassr, Crisitano Ronaldo, GOAT, freekick
Piers Morgan salutes Cristiano Ronaldo after his first freekick goal in almost three years. Photo credit: @piersmorgan @AlNassrFC_EN
Source: Twitter

Ronaldo's last freekick goal

Ronaldo, who was by then with Italian giants Juventus, thundered home a freekick for the Bianconerri in a 4-1 victory over cross-town rivals Torino almost three years ago, per Mirror.

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Since then, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has fluffed his lines to address his set-piece woes.

However, he responded to naysayers in style on Saturday, March 18, when he slammed home from 30+ yards to end his drought.

The turnaround

According to GOAL, his thunderous freekick on Saturday inspired his current side, Al-Nassr, to a 2-1 win after ex-Besiktas forward Anderson Talisca notched the winning goal from the penalty spot.

Cristiano's stunning strike from long-range evoked reactions from social media users, including Piers Morgan, who is an avid fan of the Portuguese phenomenon.

How did Piers Morgan react?

Morgan, who has always insisted Ronaldo is the greatest footballer of all time, took to Twitter to lavish praise on the 38-year-old.

He quoted a video of Ronaldo's freekick with the caption: "GOATs never lose it."

Ronaldo's ferocious freekick

Cristiano Ronaldo arrested his mini goal-scoring drought with aplomb, helping Al-Nassr seal a dramatic fightback victory against Abha on Saturday evening.

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The former Manchester United and Real Madrid goal-scoring machine blasted home a long-range freekick, ending his three-game barren run in the process.

Ronaldo's 35-yard knuckle freekick was his 59th freekick goal in his career.

Morgan picks Ronaldo as GOAT

Sports Brief also reported that Piers Morgan has produced "a large sheet of facts" to prove that Cristiano Ronaldo is a better footballer than Lionel Messi.

Morgan remains convinced that Ronaldo should be labelled as the 'Greatest Player of All Time' and has laid out his reasons for that belief.

"Unlike Messi, who stayed in his Barcelona comfort blanket for 16-17 years, Ronaldo has won league titles in all different countries, including the three most competitive leagues in the world."

Source: Sports Brief News